Logan County Man Wins $1 Million in Mega Millions Drawing

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- West Virginia's newest millionaire was announced during a press conference Tuesday.

Randy Brown, a retired truck driver and mechanic from Man, claimed his $1 million prize for matching five numbers from the Feb. 7, Mega Millions drawing.

"It hasn't really sunk in yet," Brown said. "I didn't find out until Saturday when I went to the store to check my ticket and I found out as the clerk did. It is unbelievable."

Brown purchased his lucky ticket at the C and L Super Serve in Mallory.

Lottery officials say if Brown would have played the Megaplier, he could have won $3 million.

Lottery Director John Musgrave says this was a very lucky weekend for West Virginia. For the first time in lottery history, $1 million winning tickets were sold on back-to-back days.

Saturday's $1 million ticket was sold in Beckley.

Brown is the 63rd person to win or share a prize of $1 million or more in the lottery's history.

Musgrave says the West Virginia Lottery is currently awaiting prize claims on the Lottery's 64th and 65th millionaires to come forward. West Virginia has an outstanding Mega Millions match 5 ticket from the December 17, 2013, drawing that was sold at the 7-Eleven in Belle. In addition, there was also a match 5 Powerball ticket that was sold in Beckley for last Saturday's drawing. Both tickets are worth $1 million.

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